Records

World Soccer

– Most FIFA Ballon d’Or awards: 4
– Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year: 91 goals
– Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (shared with Vivian Woodward)
– Most goals scored in FIFA Club World Cup: 4 goals (held jointly with Denilson and Mohamed Aboutrika)
– Most consecutive league matches scored in: 19 matches (30 goals)

European Soccer

– Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals
– Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals
– Most goals scored in a European Cup season: 14 goals (held jointly with José Altafini)
– Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)
– Highest scorer in a European Cup game: 5 goals (held jointly with ten other players)

Argentina National Team

– Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)

Spanish Soccer

– Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
– Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
– Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals
– Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 20 matches, 31 goals
– Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 18 goals (shared with Alfredo Di Stéfano)

FC Barcelona

– Top scorer in official competitions: 313 goals
– Top scorer in La Liga: 215 goals
– Top scorer in UEFA Champions League: 59 goals
– Top scorer in European competitions: 60 goals
– Top scorer in international competitions: 64 goals
– Most hat-tricks overall: 22 hat-tricks
– Most La Liga hat-tricks overall: 16 hat-tricks